Google has updated the Contacts sync option on Android. Disabling sync removes previously synced contacts, but users can enable it in Settings > Passwords & Accounts.
Google enhances contact sync on Android: Here is how it affects you
Google made changes to how Contacts sync to a Google Account on Android phones.
These changes can create problems for some users.
But there's a simple solution to make the process smoother and fix any issues.
Here is the new Contacts sync option for a better experience.
Google Play Services v23.20 introduced an updated Contacts sync option that impacts all Android devices.
If users disable sync in Google Contacts, all previously synced contacts will be removed from their Android phones.
Before this update, contacts stayed on the device they were synced to, and new contacts weren't transferred to other devices.
The Contacts sync feature was designed to make transferring contacts easier when switching Android phones.
However, accidentally disabling this feature can cause complications, particularly for users who are not very familiar with the technology.
If you find yourself in a situation where your contact list suddenly disappears, there are steps you can take to rectify the problem.
Follow the instructions below to enable contacts to sync and retrieve your contacts.